Presenting: FanGraphs: the Ringtone

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Now is a good time to be a fair reader of these electronic pages, fair reader. You see, FanGraphs is gaining traction as they say, becoming relevant in the larger world. Harold Reynolds invoked the name of Dave Cameron without either party’s head exploding. Vin Scully, baseball’s granddad, uttered the actual Uniform Resource Locator of the site in such a manner that he only kind of sounded like he didn’t know what he was talking about, but no more so than usual.

Dare I say, is it finally cool to read FanGraphs? Would this be something you admit to your friends or slip into your Match.com dating profile? If you feel it is, the below audio is for you. Take the FanGraphs ringtone and blare it loud in concert halls, doctor’s offices, city busses, etc. to show that you are a proud reader.  Have your mom call you on the hour, every hour, until everyone in your immediate surroundings know EXACTLY where you go to get in-depth baseball analysis.

(Please feel free to download liberally for putting in your phone/blasting from your whip.)

Also, for reference:

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(h/t to reader The Return of Rambo Diaz for the inspiration)




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David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.


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Brandon Warne
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2 years 11 months ago

Holy smut.

Pirates Hurdles
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Pirates Hurdles
2 years 11 months ago

Borrowing Garrett Freakin Jones’ walk-up music, nicely done. There is always time for Sir-mix-a-lot.

tylersnotes
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2 years 11 months ago

what

Pirates Hurdles
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Pirates Hurdles
2 years 11 months ago

The song is by Sir-mix-a-lot and Jones uses it every time he comes to the plate for an at-bat.

Bluebird in Boulder
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Bluebird in Boulder
2 years 11 months ago

You may want to look into the Sugar Hill Gang, their version of Apache predates Sir-Mix-a-Lot’s by ca. 15 years. Apache predates the Sugar Hill Gang by a further ca. 15 years, but the Sugar Hill Gang popularized it in the form presented in the article (minus the mentions of Fangraphs or Dave Cameron).

Pirates Hurdles
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Pirates Hurdles
2 years 11 months ago

I disagree, I think this is Mix-a-lot’s version as is Jones’. I was fully aware of the Sugar Hill version, but the drum loop sounds like Mix-a-lot’s slightly different version.

Which is it David?

Bluebird in Boulder
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Bluebird in Boulder
2 years 11 months ago

Always assume everyone knows nothing about everything.

AJT
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AJT
2 years 11 months ago

This is like the greatest thing ever.

Jay29
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Jay29
2 years 11 months ago

I want to hear this on Stealing Home next time a FanGraphs/NotGraphs writer is on.

Joser
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Joser
2 years 11 months ago

Carson should retire Herb Alpert in favor of this, at least for his weekly chat with Cameron. If he did that, I might stop skipping to the 2:00 mark to start every episode. You hear that, Cistulli? Make this your opening theme and I’ll actually listen to your redundant and overly self-conscious intro!

Resolution
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Resolution
2 years 11 months ago

This needs to be done with Dayn Perry.

Mainly his donkey noises and that one podcast where he kept screaming ‘You get back to me and let me know!’

frivoflava29
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frivoflava29
2 years 11 months ago

My grandma has that phone

Joser
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Joser
2 years 11 months ago

I had that phone… in about 1998.

Tim Livingston
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2 years 11 months ago

While the astute reader will notice that Garrett Jones does indeed use “Apache” by the Sugar Hill Gang as his walk up music, one would also notice that until the creation of this ringtone, this was the finest representation of said song as a pop culture reference.

Hank
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2 years 11 months ago

If they made visual ringtones for when Dave Cameron calls your smartphone, this could be it: http://telly.com/CDYDHS

KingKya
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KingKya
2 years 11 months ago

Got a Fangraphs shirt and ringtone in the same day, life is good…

The Return of Rambo Diaz
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The Return of Rambo Diaz
2 years 11 months ago

This. Is. Christmas.

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